The University of Findlay hired three assistant track coaches on Tuesday.
Bree Woebler, Eric Wymer, and Clint Dillon as coaches in the track and field and cross country programs with Woebler and Wymer serving as full-time coaches and Dillon serving on a part-time basis.
Woebler, who will coach jumps and multi events at Findlay, comes to the Oilers after two years as a graduate assistant at Augustana (S.D.) University. Woebler was an All-American high jumper at Augustana, earning fifth in the high jump at the NCAA meet in 2016.
Before heading to South Dakota, Woebler spent three years competing at Iowa State where she became just the third heptathlete in Cyclone history to eclipse the 5,000-point mark, scoring 5,058 at the Big 12 championship.
Wymer, a Van Buren graduate, will coach the Oilers’ distance runners and will also play a large role in the training of Findlay’s cross country team. A graduate of Ohio Northern University, Wymer spend the last two seasons as a graduate assistant at Malone University. While at ONU, Wymer was a first team all-conference performer and helped guide the Polar Bears to a conference title in his senior season.
Dillon, who will coach Findlay’s pole vaulters, will be a part-time coach. He is a 2005 graduate of Bluffton University where he was a conference champion in 2002 an all-American and three-time qualifier for the NCAA Division III championships. He has spent five years as an assistant coach at Bluffton and is also a business and technology teacher at Arlington High School.
University of Findlay senior football player Andrew Alten was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Alten, a native of Loveland, earned just about every possible award a football player could receive during his senior season with the Oilers and helped the team to their very first appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
Alten secured All-American honors from D2Football.com, the Associated Press, the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association and the American Football Coaches Association.
The 2017 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year, Alten was voted first team all-league as well.
Alten carried a 3.91 grade point average and majored in computer science and math applied computer science. He also had a minor in information processing and is now a graduate student.
The University of Findlay women’s golf program had five individuals named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association for their performance in the classroom during the 2017-18 season.
The criteria for being named an All-American scholar is a minimum cumulative grade point average is 3.50.
Senior Kelsey Koesters, juniors Samantha Hatter and Mikaela Hickey, along with sophomores Samantha Kellstrom and Meredith Wipper each earned the honor for the Oilers.